It was a beautiful opportunity to be reminded of the emotions of change. Closing something familiar that you hold dear. Opening your arms with trust to what's to come, even if you can't name it.
Change - whether it's planned, desired, perceived as good, or undesired - requires a combination of strength and softness. Strength to uproot. Softness to flow into the current of what's next.
And even though I spent ten years helping others as a change management consultant, change can still be uncomfortably big in my own life.
So, I thought it would be a good exercise to ask myself ~ What is waiting to be finished, released, considered done? A belief . . . a habit . . . a relationship . . . an activity . . . a way of being . . .
Let me invite you to ask the same. Make sure it's coming from a place of authentic desire. Because remember, You Are Enough! This is not an exercise of Should. It's an exploration of Want:
What area of my life needs to be stretched and grown?
What blessings might I receive by being brave enough to try?
Whether or not we choose to graduate into something new, let's take this opportunity, with the bounties of Spring all around us, to honor those young and old who are stretching their wings, preparing to fly, and trusting their landing when they leap. We can learn a lot from their agility and fragility, from their struggles and from their courage, from their optimism and from their action.
You may want to take a moment to tell them so. And if you are "graduating" right now, I honor you.